Jean-Jacques Cassiman


P1 Jean-Jacques Cassiman, coordinator of EUROGENTEST NoE, is division head of the Center for Human Genetics, KULeuven and former director of the Molecular diagnostic laboratories. He is leading two research groups (focus on cystic fibrosis and colorectal cancer) and is the director of the Forensic DNA identification laboratory and molecularly archaeology at CME. From 1993 – 1999 he was secretary-general of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) and from 2002 on liaison officer for the ESHG to the International Federation of Human Genetic Societies. He is involved in different European projects: coordinator of the Biomed-2 Concerted Action on CF, CF Thematic Network and CF-Pronet.

  • Head of the Laboratory for Human Mutations and Polymorphisms, Catholic University of Leuven
  • 2002 Doctor Honoris Causa - University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 2001-2006 Liaison officer for the European Society to the International Federation of Human Genetic Societies
  • 1998 Francqui Chair - UCL
  • 1993-1999 Secretary-general of the European Society of Human Genetics
  • 1993-1997 President of the Belgian Society of Cell Biology
  • 1993-1997 President of the Association of Academic Personnel of the University of Leuven
  • Vice-President of the Belgian Society for Cystic Fibrosis
  • 1984 Chairman of the Belgian Society of Human Genetics
  • Board member of EPPOSI (European Platform for Patient Organizations, Science and Industry)
  • Board member of viWTA (Vlaams Instituut voor wetenschappelijk en technologisch aspectenonderzoek) Vlaams Parlement
  • Board member of ECFS (European Cystic Fibrosis Society)

  Email jean-jacques.cassimanmed.kuleuvenbe
  Address K.U. Leuven: Center for Human Genetics/ Centrum Menselijke Erfelijkheid
Gasthuisberg O&N
Herestraat 49
Box 602
3000 Leuven
  Telephone +32 16 345 860
  Fax +32 16 345 997
  Website Catholic University of Leuven
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